GROWTH on S190510g: DECam Observation Planning and Follow-up of a Distant Binary Neutron Star Merger Candidate

@article{Andreoni2019GROWTHOS,
  title={GROWTH on S190510g: DECam Observation Planning and Follow-up of a Distant Binary Neutron Star Merger Candidate},
  author={Igor Andreoni and Daniel A. Goldstein and Shreya G. Anand and Michael W. Coughlin and Leo P. Singer and Tom{\'a}s Ahumada and Michael S. Medford and Erik C. Kool and Sara Webb and Mattia Bulla and Joshua S. Bloom and Mansi M. Kasliwal and Peter E. Nugent and Ashot Bagdasaryan and Jennifer Barnes and David O. Cook and Jeff Cooke and D. Duev and U. Christoffer Fremling and Pradip Gatkine and V. Zach Golkhou and Albert K. H. Kong and Ashish A. Mahabal and Jorge Mart'inez-Palomera and Duo Tao and Keming Zhang},
  journal={The Astrophysical Journal Letters},
  year={2019},
  volume={881}
}
The first two months of the third Advanced LIGO and Virgo observing run (2019 April–May) showed that distant gravitational-wave (GW) events can now be readily detected. Three candidate mergers containing neutron stars (NS) were reported in a span of 15 days, all likely located more than 100 Mpc away. However, distant events such as the three new NS mergers are likely to be coarsely localized, which highlights the importance of facilities and scheduling systems that enable deep observations over… 

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